After a long flight (10.5 hours), we arrived home in Auckland, New Zealand, to a chilly 11°.
Zombie-like we walked off the plane to be greeted by the familiar sound of tuis and bellbirds chirping.
It was good to be home, but as we drove along the familiar road from the airport to our home, everything looked the same.
That’s the funny thing about travelling, you go on an amazing adventure, fill your time seeing new and different sites. Then you return, and everything feels the same.
I guess what changes is, you.
Travel opens the mind, senses and encourages you to look into the possibilities that the world offers. I have seen desperate poverty, amazing riches and experienced living (even briefly) in an entirely different world. Returning to NZ to embark on a new career path and lifestyle is going to take some adjustment.
Two things I learnt while I was away:
1. Having fun is a free activity and makes for great photos:
2. It’s the little things in big experiences that make your adventure special
Now I am home, where to take Ginga Musings?
Well, holidays/adventures are expensive so…. Craig and I will be starting our “eat at home and around the world challenge” next week, in the hopes of saving on the crazy expensive eating out in NZ.
I’ll be using some of my Thai cooking skills and Italian Olive Oil to create masterpieces and will post the results here!
So, stay tuned.
Ginga Musings, out.